Dr. Omar Akhtar, MD

Dr. Omar Akhtar, MD

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44 y/o
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Dr. Omar Akhtar, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 9 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics, and more.Read his story

Capital City Orthopaedics, PA

12201 Renfert Way Ste 370

Austin, TX 78758
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Akhtar performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Hip Sprain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Akhtar's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Akhtar "Dr. Akhtar has over 12 years of experience with the evaluation and treatment of muscle, bone, and joint disorders. His focus and goal is to help you find what is causing your symptoms and then helping you towards a solution- whether it does or does not require surgical treatment. He is an expert in hip and knee surgery including joint replacement surgery for worn out and painful joints. He also have expertise with revision (also called "do-over") surgery for failed, painful, or worn out artificial joint replacements. He has an extra interest and experience in the evaluation and treatment of the young to middle aged adult with hip pain due to labral tears or hip impingement. There are only a few surgeons in the region who have experience in this field."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Akhtar "I am an experienced, caring and trustworthy specialist in the evaluation and treatment of muscle, joint, and bone problems. My focus and goal is to help you find what is causing your symptoms and then helping you towards a solution- whether it does or does not require surgical treatment.

Please call my office with questions or to schedule an appointment. In most cases, we can see you within 7 days of your call!"

5  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

84  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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48  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tendon Repair
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Rutgers University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • UMDNJ NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Michigan State University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Michigan State University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
    Other Education | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Akhtar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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St. David's North Austin Medical Center

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Hospital Quality

2017 Five Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement

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Dr. Akhtar's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Akhtar to family and friends
30 total reviews (13 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

  • 5
    (26)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Akhtar's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (13)

Dr. Akhtar is a stand-out on every level as a surgeon. He listens. He is thorough. He is caring yet professional. And my results from two hip replacements? Amazing.
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Dr. Akhtar performed total hip replacement 16 days ago. He is a wonderful surgeon. I am already walking without a walker or cane and virtually in no pain. He listens to what I have to say and answers any questions I have. He is also going to do a total knee replacement in a couple of months. I...more
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I have been seeing Dr Akhtar since Sept. 2016 and he is the most amazing Dr. I have ever met. He cares about his patients, is very professional, knowledgeable, and takes the time to explain everything. He is very ethical and expects the same os his team. He refers you only to providers who provide...more
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I saw Dr. Akhtar for a second opinion on the need for hip surgery. Dr. Akhtar spent time to thoroughly review the results of the xray and MRI (which the first doctor did not do), explained what was causing my discomfort and a plan which did not require surgery! I was so impressed with his care...more
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Excellent, caring surgeon. Had total hip replacement and went back to work in 6 weeks. No complications.
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